Deconstructing the Destruction of GLEE

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By: Kelly Thompson

With the news that GLEE is only getting 13 episodes for its last season, I started thinking about what the hell happened to this show? GLEE exploded onto the scene when it premiered in 2009. Many people wrote it off and thought a show where the characters burst into song just wouldn’t work on network television but GLEE defied the odds and had a pretty great first season and then an ok second and third season and then a not so good fourth season and finally a dreadful fifth season. So I know you’ve asked yourself, how did that fall happen? Well, you can sleep well again TVAddicts because I’m about to deconstruct the destruction of GLEE.

This deconstruction begins and ends with season 4 because that is the season the show really started to fail at pretty much everything (season 5 is so horrible that it gets no attention nor deserves any attention here). Many shows have failed at the point where its characters transitioned from high school to college and GLEE was obviously no different. Although, the beginning of season 4 started with a glimmer of hope because the premiere episode switched seamless between the two settings of McKinley and New York but that glimmer only continued for this one episode. Ultimately, the addition of too many new characters and the retention of almost all the old characters were too much for the writers to handle. [Read more...]

FOX Photopalooza: Go Behind the Scenes of GLEE, BONES, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE & More!

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Can’t get enough of your favorite Fox shows? Neither can we! Which is why we thought now might be as good a time as any to share a handful of behind-the-scenes photos from the likes of GLEE, NEW GIRL, ENLISTED, BONES, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and more. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

Your First Look at the Star-Studded 100th Episode of GLEE

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On Tuesday March 18th, McKinley High celebrates plans on celebrating the 100th episode of GLEE in style. Case in point, these star-studded first look photos from the momentous episode appropriately titled “100.” See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

GLEE Previewpalooza: “Trio” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Tuesday March 4th episode of GLEE. Direct from Fox, As graduation approaches, Tina, Blaine and Sam band together to hold a senior “lock-in” at school, hoping to savor their last chance at hanging out together. But their plans are thwarted when Becky joins unexpectedly. Meanwhile, in New York, Elliot (guest star Adam Lambert) is stuck in The Middle between Rachel and Santana’s feud.”” [Read more...]

GLEE Previewpalooza: “Frenemies” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Tuesday February 25th episode of GLEE. Direct from Fox, “GLEE celebrates its Spring Premiere with a move to a new night and time: Tuesdays at 8:00 PM. Santana (Naya Rivera) auditions and snags the role of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) understudy in “Funny Girl,” causing a feud between the roommates. Meanwhile, back in Lima, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie (Kevin McHale) compete against each other to be the class valedictorian.” [Read more...]